Menu

Search

Shabbir Ahmad

Shabbir Ahmad

Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Australian Institue of Busines and Economics, The University of Queensland, Australia, The University of Queensland

Shabbir Ahmad completed his PhD in Econometrics at the UQ School of Economics in 2014. He also holds PhD in Economics with specialization in financial economics. His areas of research include efficiency and productivity analysis, environment and sustainability, and financial regulation and governance. He has 15 year's university research and teaching experience in Pakistan and Australia. His areas of research focus on resource and financial sectors performance measurement at micro level. He has devised novel methodologies to measure business growth and innovation, with particular focus on agriculture sector. Currently, he is working as a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at AUstralian Institute of Business and Economics (AIBE), the University of Queensland (UQ), Australia. Previously, he held research positions at the Centre of Social responsibility in Mining (CSRM), Sustainable Minerals Institute (SMI), UQ. Currently, he is leading Australian Centre for International Agriculture (ACIAR) funded project Farmer's capabilities, productivity, and profitability: A case study of smallholders in selected agro-zones in Pakistan". He has delivered numerous projects for international agencies on sustainable development and productivity focused on mining, manufacturing and financial sectors.

His research activities span to both public and private sectors with a focus on social and economic impact assessment. He has been involved in these projects to develop and apply a variety of tools for economic analysis and the resulting policy implications. He is also an Associate of the World Bank-sponsored South Asian Network for Development and Environmental Economics (SANDEE).

Future of Coal Series

Is coal the only way to deal with energy poverty in developing economies?

Jun 14, 2016 08:30 am UTC| Insights & Views Nature Economy

As the world moves to combat climate change, its increasingly doubtful that coal will continue to be a viable energy source, because of its high greenhouse gas emissions. But coal played a vital role in the Industrial...

1 

Economy

Kohl’s aborts talks to sell its business to Franchise Group

Kohls, an American department store retail chain operated by Kohls Corporation, has ended its sales talks with the Franchise Group, a Virginia Beach, Virginia headquartered publicly traded holding company that acquires and...

Boeing reportedly dismayed as Chinese airlines choose to purchase Airbus planes

Boeing Co. reportedly expressed disappointment when three major Chinese state-owned airlines decided to buy airplane units from Airbus. In response to the new jet orders placed by the airlines for Airbus, the American...

Samsung Electronics rolls out platform to allow gaming on smart TVs

Samsung Electronics has launched a new service called the gaming hub to let users play games on their smart TVs. This means users can easily and instantly access game streaming content, and no console or PC is needed as...

Nescafé Azera teams up with Perky Blenders to launch fruity craft coffee Rise Up

Nescafé Azera and UK coffee roastery Perky Blenders have collaborated to unveil instant new premium craft coffee, Rise Up. Rise Up, made of high-quality coffee beans from the Djimmah and Sidamo regions in...

Barry Callebaut halts chocolate production at Belgium factory due to salmonella

Barry Callebaut has halted manufacturing operations at its Weize chocolate plant in Belgium as a precautionary measure while conducting its root cause analysis and risk assessment after detecting salmonella in a production...

Politics

Russia-Ukraine conflict: Russia withdraws from Snake Island, Black Sea outpost

Russia continues to wage war on Ukraine for the fourth month since the invasion in February, creating blockades in the Black Sea to disrupt exports. This week, in a victory for Ukraine, Russian forces withdrew from the...

US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi takes communion at papal Mass in rebuke to US bishops

US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi was under scrutiny by the church in her home city of San Francisco over her support for abortion. Despite a bar from taking communion in her local church, Pelosi was seen accepting communion...

Afghanistan: Religious, ethnic leaders address girls' education during national gathering

Religious and ethnic leaders in Afghanistan all came together this week in the national unity gathering organized by the Taliban. During the event, the issue of girls education was addressed despite having no women in...

Joe Biden voices support for overriding Senate filibuster to codify abortion rights

Following the ruling of the US Supreme Court overturning the landmark abortion rights decision, Congress is facing growing calls to codify abortion rights into law. President Joe Biden, during the NATO summit, expressed...

Science

New S. Korean technology repairs car scratches through sunlight exposure

The Korea Research Institute of Chemical Technology has developed a new self-healing coating material that repairs car surface scratches through sunlight exposure. To change their chemical properties and make high...

Sea lettuce used as cow feed may lower marine ecosystem threat

A joint study conducted by a local feed manufacturer and Konkuk University showed that cows fed with a newly developed feed containing sea lettuce emitted 28 percent less methane gas than those who werent. Cows fed sea...

S. Korean scientists develop robot skin that senses tactile stimuli, self heals

A research team from the Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST) has developed a robot skin that can sense external tactile stimuli and recover from injury when damaged. The newly developed robot skin...

Absolut enlists startup's help in developing fiber-based bottle cap

The Absolut Company is enlisting the help of Swedish start-up Blue Ocean Closures in developing a fiber-based closure cap for its Absolut Vodka bottle. The caps design uses a combination of sustainably sourced FSC fiber...

S. Korea to produce biodegradable plastic with seaweed

South Koreas Ministry of Oceans and Fisheries and a research team at Pohang University of Science and Technology will begin developing technology that uses marine plants to produce biodegradable plastic material. Among...

Technology

EA unveils ‘Skate 4’ ‘pre-pre-pre-alpha’ gameplay trailer

Skate 4 was announced nearly two years ago, but fans might still have to wait a long time before the game is released. EA and developer Full Circle released the latest trailer for the game, but it is not the usual teaser...

MacBook Air with M2 chip could arrive in stores in mid-July

The retail launch of the redesigned MacBook Air is reportedly close, with new information claiming that Apple fans will soon be able to pre-order the device. It appears that the tech giant is on track to release the new...

‘God of War: Ragnarok’ producer tells fans game is not delayed

Fans appear to be getting more impatient with the lack of updates and new teasers for God of War: Ragnarok. While Santa Monica Studio has yet to release new information, the game producer Cory Barlog assured fans that it...

Apple to implement legally-mandated external payment options in S. Korea

US tech giant Apple Inc. will allow alternative payment options for apps sold in South Korea in compliance with a law that bans app store operators from forcing their in-app payment systems. Developers whose apps a...

Samsung becomes first to mass-produce 3-nanometer nodes beating TSMC

South Koreas Samsung Electronics beat Taiwans TSMC in becoming the worlds first chipmaker to begin mass production of 3-nanometer process nodes. Both TSMC and Intel, which have made significant investments in the...
  • Market Data
Close

Welcome to EconoTimes

Sign up for daily updates for the most important
stories unfolding in the global economy.